Call for Parliament debate on M62 roadworks

Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney has called for an urgent debate on the M62 Leeds-Huddersfield roadworks. The stretch of motorway has had a 50mph limit for more than year while work is done to create a four lane managed motorway.

Mr McCartney said the roadworks raised safety concerns and concerns about the effect on the local economy.

Leader of the House Andrew Lansley told MPs he is aware of the issue after having driven along that stretch said he would raise the issue with the Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin.